Degree Programs

The Department of Art and Art History offers three majors and two minors, with studio art concentrations in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

Majors

Studio art

The studio art major provides students with hands-on creative experience, with concentrations in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

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Art history

The art history major provides students with an in-depth study of the history of the visual arts using objects of study as well as primary and secondary sources.

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Art education

In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, the Department of Art and Art History offers a secondary track visual arts education teaching major (grades K–12) through the State of Michigan.

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Art history and French

Students can pair courses in French and in art history, along with an international study semester, for this popular double major.

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Art history and studio art

Some art students choose to double major in both art history and studio art. If you’re interested in pursuing this double major, contact the art department for more information.

Minors

Studio art

The studio art minor combines courses in art, including at least four credits above the 100 studio level, along with a selection of elective courses.

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Art history

The art history minor features a concentration of upper-level art history classes along with at least one studio art course. 

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Forms for majors and minors

Junior review packet information